Tactics Trainer - The Woodpecker Method

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #82


    Hi, can anyone share the books that is using for training with the woodpecker method?

    It is not clear for me if it is better to train with "simple" problems (e.g. 3 moves themes/combinations) in other to solve a lot of them or more complex, than could take 10 minutes or more.


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #83


    According the book simple ones.  Probabaly almost any tactis puzzle book will do

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #84


    Thanks for your answer petrip!!

    Yep, this is what I also read in the book, but when you see the exercices included in this chapter, they don't look so "easy" as a "mate in three". This is my doubt, he says everthing is fine, but exercices in the book have medium difficulty.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #85




    todo depende un poco de tu nivel; en mi caso, cuando empecé con esto perdí mucho tiempo forzándome a hacer ejercicios bastante complejos para mi nivel; mi consejo es hacer muchísimos ejercicios de táctica simples. para eso la palicación chessimo es excelente, aunque de pago. otra opción es hacer táctica aquí ajustano el rating a niveles bajos, aunque creo que nos epuede repetir.

    una vez que estuve unos meses haciendo chessimo e hice unos 10.000 ejericios, empecé a ver muchas cosas que antes no veía enel tablero.

    Los ejercicios del libro de A Smith efectivamente son complejos.

    otra buen aopción es el libro tactics time, con 1000 ejericios simples para repetir hasta que los puedas hacer cada uno enunos pocos segundos, que es la misma idea que utiliza chessimo.


    Si tienes un nivel alto, pues olvida todo esto, claro...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #86


    Gracias antón!

    Supongo que todo pasa por hacer algo de esfuerzo pero no "bloquearte" en cada ejercicio. 

    A que llamas nivel bajo/alto, que elo tienes?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #87


    ElKitch wrote:

    I dont undestand.. the graph show a ~450 leap from jan 2006-2008. Why is that an improvement of 35 rating points in 10yr time?

    Because some people like to argue, math be damned.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #88


    Carlsen has only improved by 50 points a year since 2001. Not sure why everyone makes such a big deal about that guy.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #89


    SilentKnighte5 wrote:

    Carlsen has only improved by 50 points a year since 2001. Not sure why everyone makes such a big deal about that guy.

    Maybe because Carlsen doesn't have a publisher promising that if you buy his book, you will reach 2800. False advertisement is not a good way to endorse a book.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #90


    Reading comprehension is oh so difficult.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #91


    Hey, I have that book too! I do reccomend it to anyone who is serious on improving. 

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #92


    Congratulations to Axel Smith...

    He is now a GM!!

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #93


    Hooray! I knew he could do it with his own training program. Smile

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #94


    I bet longo feels pretty stupid now.

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